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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the same storage medium.

This collection is meant to be a deep storage archive of these sets of files and data, fused together as originally acquired from efforts to preserve them. Sometimes the files ran together on a bulletin board system, while others are collections of images disks or cassettes that were in the possession of one person.

The ideal situation would be a legion of curated displays and presentation of this data to an audience, or as fully-described datasets for the purposes of research and historical knowledge. Over time, these collections may find new iterations as such museum pieces and study aids, but for now they are gathered groups of information, awaiting the computer history equivalent of "crate diggers" going through "the stacks" to find precious forgotten history.

Researchers will also want to visit TOSEC, the Old School Emulation Center collection, and the gathered collection of FTP Sites at the FTP Site Boneyeard.

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2012
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translation patches
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video games
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piotyr
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various
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don maslin
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frostbyte
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home of the underdogs
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jason scott
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jazzcat
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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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Special thanks go to my partner in crime Masteru, my helper Zandro. Shaqfu, Vincent G for the original topic and many others I don't remember because this has been going so long. |Addendum| -MSX Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake (MSX2) SD Snatcher (MSX2) -Famicom/NES Contra Deep Dungeon IV - Kuro no Youjutsushi [Deep Dungeon IV/Deep Dungeon IV - The Black Sorcerer] Final Fantasy II Minna no Taabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen [Tabo's Tactics/Everybody's Tabo's Best Friends Great Tactics] Penguin-kun Wars...
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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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Credit goes to Zandro, Shaqfu, lmz and all thoese I forget. Description goes to the man Vincent of Gness Addendum\MSX Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake (MSX2).zip SD Snatcher (MSX2).zip Addendum\NES Contra.zip Deep Dungeon IV - The Black Sorcerer.zip Final Fantasy II.zip Penguin Kun Wars.zip Sugoro Quest.zip Tabo's Tactics.zip Transformers - Mystery of Convoy.zip Wagyan Land 2.zip Addendum\SG1000 Black Onyx, The.rar Addendum\SNES Jerry Boy.zip Tenchi Muyo! - The Game.zip Terranigma 8x16.rar Dreamcast...
Topics: video games, translation patches